Freedom Shelters Stay Open

Overnight shelters offer food and medical care

Freedom Shelters Stay Open

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Cold temperatures led to extended hours at some warming shelters.

Freedom Warming Shelters stayed open for a second night after Sunday's rain.

Shelter Director Maria Long said Freedom Shelters are activated when there is a 50 percent chance of rain or if temperatures dip below 35 degrees.

The First United Methodist Church in Santa Barbara and the Carpinteria Community Church gave people a warm place to sleep.

Volunteers served hot meals Monday night while members of Doctors Without Walls offered free medical care and referrals.

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